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Motorist arrested after running over a cheetah in Kruger National Park

───   10:24 Sat, 25 Sep 2021

Motorist arrested after running over a cheetah in Kruger National Park | News Article
Photo: Dane Beisheim (OFM News)

A motorist has been arrested after he allegedly ran over a cheetah in the Kruger National Park (KNP) on Friday night.

SANParks's Ike Phaatla says the incident occurred near the Punda Maria camp. 

"Details are still sketchy at this stage but it seems rangers noticed the damage on the car and shortly came across the carcass of the animal," says Phaatla. 

The motorist was handed over to the South African Police Service (SAPS) and a case has been opened. 

Road users have been urged to be extra cautious and observe the speed limit inside the park. 


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